After(Or Before)They Were Famous!!!

Patriot_Paul

Midshipman
Just wondering what acts people saw at the Naafi/JR Clubs who were perhaps past they're sell by date or before they made it big?I remember seeing Edwin Starr at the Collingwood Bop back in '85(I was main gate staff at the time).I also saw Mud and the Real Thing at the Dryad Club.Can anybody better these international superstars?I also saw Joe Jackson play the Blue Anchor(just outside Nelson main gate),i think it was around '87,not sure though,but i was definitely on the Ark at the time.Not quite the original question,but he's one of my fave singer/songwriters of all time so thought i'd include it :grin:
 
Saw Billy J Kramer in Dolphin before he made it big - but I think we were all more interested in the stripper and her (rather) large tailed toy moggie :grin:
 

smoothbore

Lantern Swinger
Saw Edwin Star and the Dooleys at Yeovilton POs mess Xmas "do's" and "Nick Nick" Davison at the last ever China Fleet Club dinner in HK. All pretty crap as I recall!
 

copenhagencup

Lantern Swinger
Saw Bad Manners at Culdrose 1987 F*cking quality, Buster could teach a few lardies how to pass an RNFT, his energy on stage was unbelievable got to be the fittest fatty around at the time.
God bless SKA
 
Saw Katrina & The Waves at Yeovilton bop before they made it. Also saw Showaddywaddy there....that was just sad! Best band I've seen (not famous at all) is the Gutter Band - they all dress up as 70's glam popstars - finale is normally all back on stage in their Bay City Rollers kit to close with 'Bye bye baby'....priceless!
 
Got dragged up on stage with the Wurzels in the Drake club once. As a token Geordie in the audience I had to neck a bottle of dog in competition with some random Janner with a pint of scrumps. We carried that one on at the bar after and both got chucked out by some committee member.

I also remember the Radio 1 roadshow in Drake, late 70's early 80's. We asked Johnny Walker what Annie Nightingale was like. His answer 'She's got spots' wasn't over enlightening!
 

charlieoppo

Badgeman
Collingwood about 1992, Bucks Fizz. As there was a complete lack of interest and no tickets were sold, the duty po was sent around the accomodation blocks to pressgang some punters. Cue stacks of people all doing billy bigsteps down the main drag to the boozers in Fareham. :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
Harry_off_the_Hermes said:
Got dragged up on stage with the Wurzels in the Drake club once. As a token Geordie in the audience I had to neck a bottle of dog in competition with some random Janner with a pint of scrumps. We carried that one on at the bar after and both got chucked out by some committee member.
Ferkin Comittee members, they were always the biggest geeks on base,no? For the civvies out there, a comittee member is kind of like a club moderator. Like bouncers but only in the mentality sense, not physicaly.
 

RoofRat

War Hero
I saw Dave Dee, Dozy,Beaky, Mick and Titch at the Seahawk Club, Culdrose in the mid 60's. As I recall they had driven down from London overnight and got their heads down in the Buffers Pty mess deck. I think they went on to better things :cool:
RoofRat
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
RoofRat said:
I saw Dave Dee, Dozy,Beaky, Mick and Titch at the Seahawk Club, Culdrose in the mid 60's. As I recall they had driven down from London overnight and got their heads down in the Buffers Pty mess deck. I think they went on to better things :cool:
RoofRat

One of them was the Landlord of the Cobb Arms at Lyme Regis a few years ago
 

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